Poems

Grandmother Moon

Notes

Like 'Word' this is another charming poem written by Ribka for her daughter to make her 'feel at home in a strange land'. Here, she invokes the comforting feminine presence of the moon who's familiarity provides a sense of continuity in a changed world.

The opening line of the poem, 'Like once upon a time' immediately indicates this is a poem for a child and its delicate simplicity was a real pleasure to translate.

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